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Nov 21, 2012 11:35pm PST
with a defiant hamas leader. >> is it useful to kill civilians? is that useful to you? >>> and women of a certain age, seeking much younger men. extreme cougar wives looking for love and more, if they can find the right cub. >>> plus, fryer beware. there's a wrong way to do it. a very wrong way. so, tonight, my co-anchor bill weir with a "nightline" holiday tradition. his sorta safe step-by-step guide to deep frying your thanksgiving turkey. >> it's foolproof. gobble gobble, everybody. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 21st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. well, tonight, the guns of gaza and israel have gone silent, for now. a hard won and desperately fragile cease-fire is in place, on paper, between israel and palestinians have been schilling each other for days and threatening a wider, bloodier war. in gaza tonight, celebrations as israel agreed to end air strikes that have killed more than 160 people. for israel, a promise of no more rocket fire from ga
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Nov 15, 2012 11:35pm PST
, launching what they call operation pillar of defense. its first target was a military chief for hamas. the islamic political party that governs the gaza strip, which israel and the west call a terrorist organization. the israeli defense forces proudly hailed his assassination, releasing this poster. but his death was just the beginning. five of the palestinians killed so far were children, including this 11-month-old baby, held in the arms of his father, a local journalist for the bbc, who asked, "what did my son do to die like this?" this morning, ah ha has leader vowed revenge, telling reporters, "israel started this war, but they will never know its end. our rockets will hit tel aviv. we have a plan in place and they will regret what they did." and hamas made good on that threat, launching a rocket attack on tel aviv, israel's largest city, where residents crouched in fear. tonight, israeli troops were seen making their way to the gaza border. a grim indication that a ground war may be next. this battle, which is playing out against the background of an impending election in israel
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Nov 16, 2012 11:35pm PST
escalation in the intensifying standoff in the middle east, as rockets sailed from the hamas-controlled gaza strip towards the holy city of jerusalem for the first time in 40 years. abc's christiane amanpour reports from a middle east on the brink. >> reporter: bill, we were outdoors shooting today when all of a sudden, the air raid siren went off. really unusual here in jerusalem, to know that missiles were being launched towards this city. a rocket was launched, hamas made a public statement saying they were targeting jerusalem, but it didn't reach here. it did not fall in the city. i spoke to the mayor who said that it did not hit this city. it was slightly south, there was no damage and no casualties. but it does raise the question of how this whole equation is changing, now that there is a new middle east. the post-arab spring middle east. egypt, which used to be the one who would pressure hamas, who would come in and try to demand a cease-fire and try to mediate, now egyptian officials have come to gaza, stood shoulder to shoulder with the hamas prime minister and calle
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Nov 18, 2012 7:00am PST
protected tel aviv, its most populous city from a hamas rocket attack. we have team coverage this morning. christiane amanpour is in jerusalem, but we begin with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. overnight the israeli air force targeted media buildings here in gaza while the shells not very far from here. the big question, whether a cease-fire will be able to be brokered before israel launches a ground invasion. israeli jets pummeling gaza overnight. two buildings housing hamas and international media were targeted. six journalists were wounded. from the sea, volley after volley of naval artillery hit alleged terror sites. so far, more than 50 palestinians have been killed and more than 500 wounded. "we're exacting a heavy price from hamas," said israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, and the military is prepared for a significant expansion of its operations. for days, tanks and troops have been building up along the border ahead of a possible invasion. far fewer rockets were fired from gaza overnight, but this morning, sirens wailed in tel
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Nov 22, 2012 1:40am PST
. >>> but first right now, the truce between israel and hamas appears to be hold are for now. there have been no significant attacks in the hours since the first agreement was announced. >> but the basic holt tilt between the two enemies remains there. abc's mark greenblatt joins us. >> reporter: good morning. just hours after the cease-fire went in effect, the israeli defense forces have announced they've tracked five more rockets going from israel into gaza, a sign of just how fragile the situation over there remains. in gaza, celebratory gunfire and cars honking their horns as a cease-fire takes in effect between israel and hamas. >> united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza. for it to hold the rocket attacks. >> reporter: just hours before, a bomb tore through this bus in tel aviv, as secretary of state hillary clinton worked frantically with the egyptian foreign minister to broker a truce. both sides claim a tenuous hold as a victory. israeli president benjamin netanyahu thanks the leader him for the stakes leading up to the truce. supporting israel's right
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Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
agreement was reached to stop the violence, after eight days of intense fighting. >> hamas has declared today a national holiday. and says israel is inevitably destined for defeat. with more, we're joined by abc's lama hasan, who is live in jerusalem. lama? >> reporter: good morning to you, brandi. we saw the cease-fire agreement yesterday that was mediated, brokered and announced by the egyptians. we saw the egyptian foreign minister announce that late last night that a cease-fire will take hold. that both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. now, we saw the other major player in these negotiations, the united states. the foreign minister was flanked by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. and the feeling is that having her presence in the region has made a difference in expediting the negotiation talks. now, as for the cease-fire, it's safe to say that the region remains on -- quite tense at the moment. just waiting to see if the agreement will hold. now, both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. and the main term is to stop the fighting. w
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Nov 16, 2012 1:40am PST
hamas. israel and the west call a terrorist organization. the israeli defense forces proudly hailed his assassination, releasing this poster. but his death was just the beginning. five of the palestinians killed so far were children. including this 11-month-old baby, held in the arms of his father, a local journalist for the bbc who asked, what did my son do to die like this? the hamas leader vowed revenge telling reporters, israel started this war, but they will never know its end. our rockets will hit tel aviv. we have plan in place, and they will regret what they did. and hamas made good on the threat, launching a rocket attack on tell aveev, israel's largest city where residents crouched in fear. israeli troops were seen making their way to the gaza border, a grim indication that a ground war may be next. this battle, which is playing out against the background of an impending election in israel is the worst fighting the region has seen in years. back in washington president obama has been having calls with leaders across the middle east. >> i want to express my appreciate to pr
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
also weighing in for the first time. >>> surprise attack. israel kills a top commander of hamas. the strike caught on tape. and now, deadly retaliation overnight. we're live in jerusalem. >>> drink danger. the wildly popular pick-me-up, 5-hour energy, now linked to the deaths of 13 people. what you need to know. >>> and it is tough to take it this hour. why hitting that snooze button turns out to be a really bad idea. >>> good morning, everyone. we have new details this morning on the sex scandal that brought down former cia director david petraeus. we've learned the name of that mystery agent from the fbi who first exposed the petraeus affair. he is fbi veteran agent frederick humphries. notorious for sending shirtless photos of himself to another key player in the scandal. >> he says it was just a lighthearted joke. we'll see. that woman would be jill kelly, seen on the right, which claims she was threatened by petraeus' lover. she has been stripped of her special access to macdill air force base in tampa. and petraeus' mistress, paula broadwell, is under investigation for sto
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Nov 20, 2012 4:00am PST
continue their offensive against hamas militants in gaza. their campaign is now in its seventh day. >> the death toll among palestinians is now over 110 people. about half of them, civilians. for more on these fast-developing situations, we're joined by abc's lama hasan, who is in jerusalem. lama, what is the latest? >> reporter: well, good morning to you, paula. yes, there is a flurry of diplomatic activity, this morning, as you rightly said. secretary clinton is heading to the region. she'll be meeting with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. and then, she'll move on to ramallah to meet with the palestinian authority leader, mahmoud abbas. she'll be promoting a de-escalation to the violence, as well as promoting a long-term peace outcome that sees the hamas militants stopping their attacks on the southern israeli cities. and finally, she'll head to cairo. you'll recall, it was the egyptian president, mohamed morsi, who has been spearheading these peace talks, these truce talks between hamas and israel. so, there's a lot behind closed doors. there's a concerted effort
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Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
sanger, joe klein, peggy noonan. david, let me begin with you. the skirmish between israel and hamas over gaza. you wrote that it in many ways it was a warm-up in a potential conflict between israel and iran. >> that's right. as you saw the hamas missile attack on israel began, israelis trying to figure out what capability that iran had. because it was iranian missiles slipped in gaza. those were the one reaching towards jerusalem and tel aviv. they weren't enormously successful in that they didn't do that much damage. iron dome program turned out to be pretty effective not only in shooting down missiles but determining missiles that they shouldn't even target. because they were heading to sea or no population. that was a message to the iranians, if that thought they would manage to get these missiles into the gaza or into lebanon in the stealth cuban missile crisis, in fact, they would be significantly less effective. on the other hand, the iranians also learned a few lessons from this. they learned what the israeli capability was. the big question going forward the big question goi
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am PST
talks of a possible cease-fire, the air war between hamas and israel is continuing. so let's get right to it. we have alex marquardt in gaza city and christiane amanpour in jerusalem, and, alex, let me begin with you. give us a sense of what's been going there on in gaza. >> reporter: good morning, martha. it's been very consistent pummeling of gaza by the israeli air force and a consistent launching of rockets by these palestinian militant groups. we are hearing the bombings going off rather incessantly. just a short while ago, a palestinian group launched a rocket from just a short distance away. this goes on throughout the day, into the night. around 2:00 a.m. we were woken up by this barrage of artillery fire coming from the navy ship just offshore, the israeli ship. the big question today, whether we'll see a cease-fire brokered by egypt and turkey obviously with the pressure of the u.s. and great britain, or are we going to see that ground invasion by israel? prime minister netanyahu said today they are ready to expand their ground operation. we know egypt and turkey are working
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Nov 15, 2012 11:00am PST
out of the mideast. real fear this afternoon an all-out war between israel and hamas. israeli ground troops massing for what appears to be a ground offensive into the gaza strip that follows hamas' rocket attacks deep into israel some landing in suburban tel aviv. unconfirmed reports of three israel -- israeli casualties. 15 casualties, including civilians following yesterday's air strike that killed hamas' top military commander. >>> meteorologist mike nicco, keeping a close eye on that rain coming our way soon. >> just about five more hours of daylight and dry weather, to get youries finished before the rain when it comes it is going to come in waves and it is going to be here all weekend. we'll try to give you a timetable and how much you are going to get. >>> also, the investigation into whether 5 hour energy drinks are dangerous, even deadly for some. >>> hostess says it is not kidding, why the company is vowing to shutdown in three hours and >>> there is a new health alert about the popular energy drink 5 hour energy. federal officials say the ding a factor in at least 1
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Nov 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
tipping point. will there be all-out war between the israelis and hamas in gaza? or will frantic, behind-the-scenes negotiations, talks in neighboring egypt, help bring an 11th-hour truce? on the ground, the casualties are mounting tonight. in gaza, women, children among the dead as the israelis were trying to target the home of a key militant. many others were hit by that missile. meanwhile, in israel, as families rush to shelters, holes where the hamas rockets have landed. and these images tonight. israel blocking some of those incoming rockets aimed for its most populated cities, knocked down from the sky. part of the so-called iron dome. president obama tonight vowing support, saying israel has a right to defend itself, while at the same time, saying a ramp up in military activity in gaza, a ground war, would be bad for both sides. we have a team in the region covering the middle east on the brink tonight. abc's christiane amanpour and matt gutman in israel. we begin tonight with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, david. this was the deadliest day i
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Nov 21, 2012 1:40am PST
by both sides, israelis and hamas officials are quite complicated. and even secretary clinton hinted it would take some time to finally reach an agreement when she met prime minister benjamin netanyahu last night here in jer ruse lem standing side by side. she did say, however, that they did have producti ivive talks a reiterated the clear message that america's commitment to israel's security is unwavering, and she was quite strong about it. clinton said that hamas must stop its rockets on israel as we just heard in that piece. adding israel has the right to defend itself. rob, paula. >> the meeting lasted a couple hours with benjamin netanyahu. now we are hearing terms like "de-escalation" instead of "cease-fire." is there a chance for a cease-fire at this moment? >> well, it is really complicated. i mean that is the hope. like i said yesterday, that's what everybody was waiting for here, but the terms laid out by both sides. israel wants hamas to stop firing their rockets that have been landing into the southern israeli cities here. and hamas in return wants israel to stop its tar
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Nov 20, 2012 1:40am PST
mideast as well this morning where civilians on both sides of the deadly conflict between hamas and israel spent another night in fear. we'll have the latest on the demands to end the brutal fighting there. >>> also this half hour, teenagers obsessed with their bodies. why some will stop at nothing to get pumped up and ripped up. the warning signs and advice for parents, however, before it's too late. i mean you always -- it's good to see teen ablers are really taking afternoon investment in their bodies and working out. but some of the o'things they're doing to get the bodies are worrisome. >> people go to extremes. nothing in the extreme is good. the story clearly will point >>. nothing in the extreme is good. the story clearly will point that out. stay tuned for that. >>> then later he won a long list of award at the big amas over the weekend and now justin bieber is getting more attention because of his love life and the scene that he made in public. we'll have the scoop coming up in "the skinny." >> uh-huh. >>> but first a frightening new twist this morning in the deadly blast
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Nov 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
and hamas nowhere close to a peace agreement. israel hit key targets for a sixth day. the israeli campaign began after months of rocket attacks by hamas into israel. a senior militant is now among 111 fool stinins killed. hamas fighters launched nearly 100 rockets into israel today. bj sides say they're open to aip solution and are prepared for further escalation. >> navy s.e.a.l.s have been recorded -- regard as heroes. the number of people posing as navy s.e.a.l.s have soared. >> one such imposter was tracked down. this is a story you broke last night. >> misguided soul trying to impress people but to the family members of those who tied it's important. they call it stolen valor. the members of the s.e.a.l.s launch a raid kaling -- killing osama bin laden, head shots fired from boat to boat. they have sparked a surge in the number of imposters.. >> s.e.a.l.s are the number one targeted group for imposters. >> don is a real retired navy >>1er densesmoor claiming to ae a veteran with a sim ver star, a bronze star, two presidential citations and six navy accommodations. >> you thr
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Nov 19, 2012 3:00am PST
hamas launches more rockets into israel overnight after israel's killer attack on gaza. >> at least 11 civilians were killed in gaza as the pressure mounts to end this bloody conflict. it is monday, november 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good monday morning. as we kick off thanksgiving week. can't believe it. man, here we go again. >> we were just talking about how easily we lose track of time. >> yeah. it was just like memorial day. and now here we go. >> it was just valentine's day. >> feels like it. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we're going to bring you up to date on all the overnight developments from the mid east and our top story. >>> then we will preview the annual retail rush taking place this week. how stores are preparing for the black friday bargain hunters. and find out if it's really worth your while to stand in line for the deals. we made a prediction how many of the stories on friday will actually be pertaining to black friday. 80%? take over/under. >> it is thanksgiving week, the media does nothing
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Nov 17, 2012 6:00am PST
israel said they responded to attacks launched by hamas. overnight targets included buildings link today top hamas officials, supply tunnels, a three-story apartment building and massive police compound in gaza. home of a hamas leader was hit. he was not home at the time. militants have unleashed some 500 rockets against israel, including new longer-range rockets that have hit tel aviv and jerusalem. there will be more coming up at 7:00. >> the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco yesterday. the pro-palestinian demonstrators want to see an end. but the israeli supporters said their nation is acting in self-defense. >> new this morning is southern egypt a train collided with a school bus carrying kindergartners killing at least 47. it occurred as the bus crossed the track. others are still missing. distraught families search the tracks tore loved ones. officials say it appears the railroad crossing was not closed as the train sped toward it. egypt's train has a poor safety record. badly maintained equipment. >> we are learning more about a man arrested at the oakland interna
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Nov 15, 2012 1:40am PST
unleashes a deadly assault that takes out a leader of hamas? >> growing tension in the area of the country. a hot spot. >>> we'll head to the great northwest on the trail of bigfoot. we follow the die-hard big foot hunters determined to track down the legendary beast. >>> and one week until thanksgiving. rub your belly, please. i can't wait to eat. >> it's time. >> disney our parent company helping usher in the season with colorful windows and clothes and all for a very good cause. >>> but first, the president takes a one-day break from his budget crisis to view firsthand all the mess that sandy left behind here along the east coast. new york governor andrew cuomo and new york city mayor michael bloomberg will accompany the president has he views the damage. >> the trip follows his first news conference of the president's second term. abc's jonathan karl was there. >> reporter: in his first comments on the sex scandal that brought down his cia director, the president said petraeus failed to meet his own standard but he also praised him. >> we are safer because of the work that dave
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
, investigating a bay area oyster farm. >> new uncertainty over death and taxes. >>> tonight israel and hamas claiming victory the cease fire deal. palestinians flooded streets of gaza city to celebrate the agreement brokered by egypt and the united states. under the deal hamas stop firing rockets into israel and israelies have abried to open border crossings into gaza. secretary of state clinton says the cease fire is an important first step. >> people of the region deserve the chance to live free from fear, and violence. and today's agreement is a step in the right direction we should build on. >> abc 7 news spoke with a palestinian doctor in gaza that is with the middle east children alliance, a group helping children traumatized by violence. >> in five minutes from my home to my office, i could see destruction and the i can see the zried homes. the worst part of this, of the after tack against gaza ais the affect on the children. and they have been this time, we'll find out the disorder.pqjv said in israel. a bomb exploded in tel aviv. a militant group claimed presponsibility for that. >>
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Nov 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
. all day, a truce seemed to be negotiated by israeli bombardment by sea and air and hamas rockets. prospects seemed bleak until the sudden announcement. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza. for it to hold, the rocket attacks must end, a broader calm returned. >> reporter: the gunfire in gaza turned to bursts of celebration. but in jerusalem, israel's leaders briefed the nation on the deal grim faced. a deal which seemed beyond reach this morning. the first bus bombing in israel since 2006, in the heart of tel aviv, across the street from the defense ministry. we found the bus cleaved open. and anger. this eyewitness told me he thought it was a rocket, saying that israel can't go on like this, that it must invade gaza. more than 20 wounded by what police say was an ied and the suspect, still at large. even with the cease-fire, the guns weren't silenced. as many as 20 rockets fired out of gaza, hours after the deal was inked. now, so far, israel has not responded. in the short-term, the cease-fire means that all sides including other factions i
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Nov 22, 2012 4:30am PST
. >> hamas has declared today a national holiday. and says israel is inevitably destined for defeat. with more, we're joined by abc's lama hasan, who is live in jerusalem. lama? >> reporter: good morning to you, brandi. we saw the cease-fire agreement yesterday that was mediated, brokered and announced by the egyptians. we saw the egyptian foreign minister announce that late last night that a cease-fire will take hold. that both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. now, we saw the other major player in these negotiations, the united states. the foreign minister was flanked by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. and the feeling is that having her presence in the region has made a difference in expediting the negotiation talks. now, as for the cease-fire, it's safe to say that the region remains on -- quite tense at the moment. just waiting to see if the agreement will hold. now, both israel and hamas have agreed to some of those terms. and the main term is to stop the fighting. we're about -- over 13 hours, now, into the cease-fire agreement. and it seems to be h
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Nov 19, 2012 4:00pm PST
between israel and hamas. >> the israelies began a campaign on wednesday after months of rocket attacks by hamas into israel. the violence left hundreds dead. abc 7 news mark matthews is live right now where supporters of both sides are demonstrating again, outside of the israeli consulate. mark? >> this rain brought 250 behind me. tonight boy say maybe 50 or 0 tops ear in front of the clonsit calling on rail to end their military strikes in gaza. and again, on the other side of the street we're seeing pro israel democrat strailtors. i'd say maybe two dozen calling on palestinians to stop shooting rockets into israel. >> the group shows several rockets being fired towards israel. hamas fighters launched 500 in the past six days including 75 today. families inntg1÷ israel have ben forced into shelters.. >> it's very scary. we can't go to school.y[.6 >> and air strikes are taking their toll on the ground in gaza. strikes destroyed buildings. the death toll reached 100. this mother lost her 2-year-old and 4-year-old in gaza city saying i'm in shock, i don't believe it. for the second day
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Nov 17, 2012 7:00am PST
military preps for a possible ground invasion, after hamas rockets invade jerusalem and tel aviv. will the region explode in all-out war? we're on the scene. >>> the hiccup nightmare. we've all had them. they are annoying. even after five minutes. but this guy is going on 13-straight days. he even went to the hospital. can doctors find him a cure? >>> and we have the need for speed. we go from the anchor desk to the driver's seat for a daredevil nascar race with some of the sport's biggest stars. >> bring it on. i'm ready. >>> good morning, everybody. we all did a certain amount of trash-talking. but i will admit, i've covered some dicey stories before. i was nervous. it was scary. >> i was petrified. i thought, this is taking it a bit too far. >> ginger, you were actually scared. >> i was scared. i don't get scared. this one did it. i was so nervous. and it was mostly learning to drive a stick shift. >> you and me both. >> dan was learning to drive a car. >> picking up on what ron just said, this little experiment turned out well for some of us. not so well for others. we'll rev
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Nov 20, 2012 11:00am PST
out a cease-fire between israel and hamas in gaza. >> the united states does not engage directly with hamas. hamas has not met the conditions that we've set for many years to renounce terrorism to recognize israel's right to exist. >> reporter: tensions are fraying in gaza. israeli jets cratering over 100 targets, killing five, gaza militants blasted off over 60 rockets at israel. abc news was there as one family bolted to their bomb shelter as the sirens sounded. with columns of tanks massing on the gaza border, israeli cabinet is stepping back from the brink postponing a ground invasion, for now. warning only a long term cease-fire could avert a dreaded ground assault. >> if a long term solution can be put in place through diplomatic means, israel would be a willing partner to saoufp a solution. if stronger military action is necessary, israel will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people. >> reporter: in addition to wanting all taxes on gaza to stop hamas wants israel to lift restrictions on trade and movement in and out of territory in place since hamas seize
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Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
have a clear idea whether a cease-fire is possible. the official says, israel and hamas are both looking for guarantees to ensure a long term stop. new video you can see black smoke rising from a building in gaza city where local and foreign news organizes have offices, no reports on injuries or deaths there. a missile hit a home in gaza city. in the last six days the strikes have killed at least 94 palestinians. netanyahu says he's prepared to expand the operation. he has tanks and troops lining the border now. president obama is urging israel not to launch a ground war he's also backing the country's decision so far. >> the president: we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. we will continue to support isrealis -- israel's right to defend itself. >> reporter: hamas has fired hundreds of rockets into israel, 75 to date, one hit an empty school, three israeli civilians have been killed, more than 60 injured. u.n. secretary general arrives in cairo today. turkish foreign min
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Nov 20, 2012 11:35pm PST
tonight, there is no cease-fire in the conflict gripping the middle east. israel and hamas, the militant group that governs the gaza strip, they did edge a bit closer to a deal to stop the fighting after days of escalating missile attacks that have the world fearing a full-scale war is about to break out. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu today, as part of this intense diplomatic efforts that are new under way. hamas, at one point, said a deal had been reached with israel. as of now, the fighting and the dying continues. "good morning america" is going to have the latest on that conflict in the morning. and lots of other stories. thanks for watching abc news. jimmy kimmel's coming up next. we'll see you here tomorrow. >>> up next on an all-new "jimmy kimmel live." >> here's a black friday shopping tip for you. find out who is spending three days waiting in line for these
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Nov 19, 2012 11:35pm PST
to take whatever action is necessary to defend our people. >> reporter: today, hamas said the ball is in israel's court. "i say we are not against a truce," hahamas's top leader sa "because we did not start the war." until the carnage continues, more than 100 people killed in gaza, half zicivilians. the deadly take on the dead will day, nine killed from a single family and mother and her four children. today, the bodies of the family were taken from the morgue for burial. emotions are extremely high. the death of so many innocents infuriated gaza, for most here there is no speaking about a cease-fire. with all of the children and innocents being killed do you want hamas to keep firing at iz raelt -- israel. >> what did they do? we ask them to retaliate for the massacres. they say human shields are used, by launching in populated areas. israel says it's taken down 350 of the rockets fired from gaza with its sophisticated iron dome missile shield. it was developed with the help of the u.s. which contributed $200 million to fund it. so far it's been very effective. israel says it's hi
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Nov 19, 2012 5:00am PST
israeli rocket strikes on hamas militants in the gaza strip, diplomats are headed to the region today in hopes of brokering a cease-fire. katie marzullo with the latest. >> reporter: pressure for cease-fire is growing, negotiations going on now egypt. the u.n. secretary of general moon arrived there today. at the same time israel's prime minister netanyahu says he's prepared to expand the operation. his chief of staff has ordered troops to step up the pace of the raids in gaza. israel has launched more than 1,000 missiles, killing at least 84 palestinians. israel has massed armor and troops on the border. president obama is urging israel not to launch a ground war. tony blair and israeli president peres have met and speaking out. >> i hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> our goals are clear to stop the fire and to introduce a deterrent against renewal of. >> reporter: stop the fire and introduce a deterrent against it. hamas continues to fire rockets into israel 1,000 total, nearly 300 intercepted. three israeli civilians have bee
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Nov 18, 2012 5:00am PST
continues this morning in the gaza strip even as egypt tries to broke area cease-fire. a hamas record aimed at he will receive was intercepted by israel's so-called iron dome missile defense system. israel also said it's targeted hamas military leader with air strikes. a air strikes hit media centers in the gaza strip today. meanwhile israeli leaders called up 75,000 reservists for the ongoing conflict. those are the headlines. good morning america will have more coverage from the middle east coming up at 7:00. [chanting] >> some of the anger over the bombing in gaza is on display in san francisco. a pro palestinian anti-israeli crowd rallied in front of the israeli consulate last night. you see them there marching down market street. we then to union chair, while you are shopping bombs are dropping. rally was peaceful. more demonstrations are expected today and tomorrow. >>> some local families are working to find a common solution. abc7 news reporter shows how bay area jews and palestinians are getting together to work toward peace. >> escalating violence in gaza has prevented her f
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Nov 21, 2012 4:00am PST
under way for a truce between israel and hamas. secretary of state clinton is there. and for details on their visit, we're joined by abc's lama hasan. >> reporter: good morning, rob. well, yes. we were expecting some kind of cease-fire deal to be announced. some kind of cease-fire plan to be announced late last night. but that did not happen. it did not come. and according to some hamas and egyptian officials, who have reportedly said that it was down to israel, who had requested more time. and they said that more talks would resume today. now, as you rightly said, the u.s. secretary of state, hillary clinton, she is in the region. she was meeting with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, late last night. and standing shoulder-to-shoulder, she reiterated the u.s.'s unwavering support for israel to protect its citizens, for the citizens here to live in peace, and for hamas to stop firing their rockets into the southern israeli cities. this is what she had to say. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate
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Nov 22, 2012 1:05am PST
helped broker the truce between two days of intense meetings. hamas plays a key role in keeping the peace. the cease-fire comes after eight days of inence it fying airstrikes and -- intensifying airstrikes and rocket fire in the region. >>> firefighters contained a fire at a home in oakland. looking at sky heavy sd over the scene. it was limited to the first floor near lake merritt. no one was at home at the time, and there were no injuries. damage is estimate estimated at $200,000 to $300,000. >>> nearly a hundred people are out of power. a downed power line caused the outage. it initially caused outages for 1500 customers. it caused brief delays and the power was restored in minutes. the power is expected to be back on by 5:00 a.m. and customers needed flashlights to see their way around the marina district. this is cell phone video of the scene. the power was out for seven hours after a transformer blew. the cash register still works though thanks to a generator. >>> now to the holiday and organizers at st. anthony's expect to be at annual their annual holiday meals in san franci
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Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
rocket fire. 160 people dead. israel said it arrested a member of hamas for wednesday's bus bombing in tel aviv that injured 27 people. >>> egypt's president has made a bold political move, fresh off his key role in negotiates that cease-fire. mohamed morsi has granted himself broad-new hours. courts cannot challenge his positions. it sets the stage for the retrial of former president hosni mubarak. >>> back here at home, a terrifying thanksgiving for a new hampshire couple. after curiosity got the best of their 2-year-old son. little cayden ledger opened a laundry chute on the second floor of his family's home. and he slid all the way down to the basement and got stuck inside the wall. his frantic parents could hear him screaming but couldn't find him. >> there was a ton of us running around, like -- and my sister was, like, oh, my god, he's in the wall. how did he get in the wall? he had just opened the door and gone through the chute. >> cayden's dad actually fractured his own wrist punching a hole in the wall just to hold his son's hand until the firefighters got there. they manage
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Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
say they've now arrested a member of the palestinian militant group hamas, who they believe was behind wednesday's bus bombing in tel aviv. 27 people injured there. this morning, the fragile cease-fire between hamas and israel appears to be holding. but a new poll finds 49% of israelis believe their government should have continued with this military offensive in gaza. >>> there's some controversy this morning surrounding one of the most enduring images from hurricane sandy. remember how the storm destroyed parts of the boardwalk along the jersey shore and left this rollercoaster submerged? now, some local officials are considering leaving it where it is, saying it would be a popular tourist destination. but critics say it would be a painful reminder of the storm. >>> fans of the new york jets were treated to a game that is being described in the papers like heinous, a blooper real, and cover your eyes bad. quarterback mark sanchez, running into his teammate's backside. fumbling, he handed the patriots another touchdown. at one point, the new england patriots scored 3 touchdowns
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00am PST
and hamas leaders to stop the blood schett. -- the bloodshed. >> reporter: the bus explosion just breaking, israel's deputy prime minister is calling it an escalation in the conflict. the bomb went off on the bus across from the military headquarters in tel aviv. cnn is reporting it was not a suicide bombing that someone left the device on the bus. hamas is not claiming responsibility, but is praising the attack. israeli rescue services says at least 10 injured, three critically. missiles continue to fly between israel and gaza, the death toll in gaza keeps rising, more than 130 palestinians have been killed. still, both israeli and hamas leaders say they would welcome peace. >> this is a possibility of achieving a long term solution to this problem, through diplomatic means, we would prefer that. if not, i'm sure you understand that israel will have to take whatever action is necessary to defend its people. >> let me say, we are open for all the diplomatic efforts in order to make an end for this crisis, but we are also prepared to do what we are supposed to do in order to protec
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Nov 19, 2012 11:00am PST
the rooms. >>> to the violence in the middle east. israel and hamas both say they are open to a diplomatic solution. airstrikes continue for a sixth day with deadly results, with the elections in israel coming up in january. katie marzullo is here with the latest. >> reporter: we have new video, from this morning, you can see israeli missile hit a highrise in gaza city. the building houses foreign and domestic media offices. islamic jihad said the strike killed one of its top leaders. day six, israeli aircraft has not let up, one strike was captured on video behind cnn's anderson cooper. it was deja vu for cooper who experienced the same thing yesterday, live on the air. >> whoa! >> reporter: over the weekend israel was targeting hopes of hamas activists one strike took out 10 members of one family, four were children thousands attended their funeral today. at the same time dozens of hamas rockets fired into israel, one hit an empty school. >> i very much hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> reporter: an israeli official says his
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Nov 16, 2012 11:00pm PST
news. >> thank you. let's go overseas. a massive blast rocked gaza city as israel and hamas edge closer to the brink of war. it struck the police headquarterses and it was more than 180 strikes in the past few hours. the battle began when israel killed hamas' military leader in retaliation hamas fired hundreds of rockets into israel from the gaza strip. israel is targeting possible hamas rocket sites. they also have 75,000 troops ready to march into gaza if necessary. president obama says he supports israel's right to defend itself. now, the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco. the palestinian demonstrators want to see an end to the strikes on the gaza strip. and right across the street, israeli supporters shouted their nation is acting in self-defense. >>> new at 11:00, a road rage incident in fremont escalate need a physical fight before police arrested one of the drivers. it happened in the middle of auto mall parkway. police say both drivers, one in a cement truck, stopped right in the middle of the road claiming to have been cutoff. the driver of the cement truck pu
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Nov 17, 2012 8:00am PST
800 targets in gaza strip in response to rockets by hamas. >> supply tunnels and three-story apartment building. hamas leader's home was hit but he was not home at the time. those have hit tel aviv and unprecedented move have hit in jerusalem. much more on the mideast on abc news. >> the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco yesterday. the pro-palestinian demonstrators want to see an end israeli sporters say they are acting in self-defense. >> a train collided with a school bus killing at hottest 47. the crash occurred as the bus crossed the tracks. officials say it appears the railroad crossing was not closed as the train sped towards it. >>> we're learning more about the man arrested in oakland international airport. they believe the man tried to sneak bomb material in. >> they learned that 49-year-old man said he was artist carrying artwork, not components that could be used as a bomb as police believe. we did some digging into his background and found this website for him that appears to be in creative media. he is a executive creator and producer for generator con
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Nov 17, 2012 5:00am PST
launched by hamas. the targets are linked to top supply tunnels and the massive police come bound in gaza. home of a hamas ledder was hit. he was not home at the time. militants have unleashed some 500 rockets against israel, including new longer-range rockets that have hit tel aviv and jerusalem. there will be more coming up at 7:00. >> the attacks triggered a protest in san francisco yesterday. the pro palestinian demonstrators want to see an end. but the israeli supporters said their nation is acting in self-defense. >> and a train collided with a school bus carrying kindergartners killing at least 47. it occurred as the bus crossed the track. others are still missing. officials say it appears the railroad crossing was not closed as the train sped toward it. egypt's train has a poor safety record. >>> and also, possible bomb components found in a carry-on bag. new information about the man arrested at oakland airport. and lake tahoe ski resorts prepare for another big >> this is abc7 news. >> authorities in missouri arrested a man they say planned to shoot up a theater during the showi
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Nov 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
missiles land. we've also heard the distinct whoosh of outgoing rockets as hamas and other militant groups return fire. tonight, it seems this burst of violence is only getting worse. all day long, rockets filled the bright blue sky, gaza militants firing on israel. at least one rocket landed tonight in tel aviv, israel's commercial capital. sirens blared as residents hit the ground. three israelis were killed earlier when a rocket hit their apartment in the south. this as israeli warplanes pounded the gaza strip. its target? militant groups, most notably, hamas. but caught in the cross-fire, at least 12 civilians, including that 11-month-old boy. "what did my son do to die like this," his father cried. this is what the aftermath of one of these strikes looks like. a massive crater filled with cinderblock and rebar, the strong smell of diesel fuel, several of the houses around were damaged very badly. and the residents here on this street tell us they hope hamas and the other groups keep firing rockets into israel in retaliation. israel says this is a response to the almost 800 rock
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Nov 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
earlier today and we heard this air raid siren go. and what happened was that hamas let go a rocket in this direction. you don't get a sense of general panic neither here nor in tel aviv. but people are concerned. they obviously don't want to be on the receiving end of any of these rockets. i think also one has to say that people are beginning to dig in for perhaps a long war. a long operation. >> so, give us a big picture sense of where it's heading. are we closer to the brink of the escalation tonight or has it pulled back any at all? >> reporter: i don't think it's pulled back any at all. they've already started closing roads around gaza. and everybody wants to know, what does that mean? people expect that there will be some kind of ground operation, but nobody knows quite when. and it looks like it could start the sort of escalation that could, as they say, be a war of attrition. sort of israel trying with all its might to stop these missiles. to go after the launching sites, to go after the operatives, but it's difficult. >> but it sounds as if you're saying to me that the next
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Nov 20, 2012 5:30pm PST
settle for anything more than a long-term cease-fire. hamas is demanding they loosen its grip on its borders and for it to stop assassinating its leaders. george, both sides are dug in. >> so there's still much to work through. all right, thanks, matt. let's go to alex marquardt in gaza. alex, there was some hope a cease-fire might be taking hold but that bombing has not stopped all day where you are. >> reporter: no, it really hasn't, george. it's been very strange to hear about peace talks and cease-fires when really the explosions have not stopped. for much of the night there has been incoming artillery and air strikes from the sky have not stopped, and a short while ago we saw militants firing rockets from here just behind us, and that has been going on for much of the day. gazans say what they want, of course, is is peace and quiet but what's been happening for the last week is gazans defending themself and they see the u.s. completely siding with israel. so while they would like to see a cease-fire, they say true peace cannot come along until israel stops targeting people in th
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
cease fire today there is no let up tonight in the rocket attacks between israel and hamas. this report as secretary of state clinton made an emergency trip to israel to meet with israeli program. that is defending israel's right to protect itself, calling on both sides to find a peaceful solution. >> goal must be a durable outcome promoting regional stability, advancing security of israelies and palestinians alike. >> the visit as two sides fired rockets at each other for a seventh day. egypt's president announced he expected a deal on a cease fire today but that did not materialize. unclear whether a deal would be reached. >> couples turned to a bay area man to help them adopt children from ukraine. >> there are concerns the couples are not getting the full story. >> dan noiz has the story of one couple whose adopted children came from a mental institution. >> this has been probable lit hardest thing i, i can't imagine going through anything any worse. >> laurie ask jason thought they were doing the right thing. the north carolina couple decided to adopt two children from an u
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Nov 22, 2012 12:00am PST
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Nov 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
mastermind. israel blames hamas. >> it is obviously incredibly tense and despite the back and forth, we do get the impression that a huge amount of effort is being made to get a cease-fire. >> as the diplomats work for a cease-fire, netanyahu says his government is preparing to expand military operations. israel is uh massing troops to the border for a possible ground invasion. in israel, the eerie wail of sirens echos in the streets. three israelis have died so far in the hamas attacks. two rockets struck these residential buildings in the southern city, but caused no serious injuries. neither sideshows any sign of breaking the circle of violence. >> the former head of the cia has hired one of the top lawyers in washington to help him deal with the cia sex scandal. petraeus will consult with the lawyer as he is investigated by the fbi. they want to know if paula broadwell had access to classified information. h -- this is broadwell back at her carolina home with her husband and two sons. she left while they searched her home for evidence. those in washington are divided on how nece
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Nov 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
damage is extensive. as attacks on testify avive and jerusalem mark the first time hamas has been able to fire rockets. >> hamas fire a rocket at jerusalem. throughout the city in arab neighborhoods and jewish neighborhoods. reporter: israel's iron dome defense system proving particularly effective as in this attack on tel aviv, intercepting a significant proportion of incoming rockets. at least three israelis and 40 palestinians have been killed, men civilians. across the city, residents live in fear of israeli air strikes. this man says, all night we were worried whether they will shell or not or if they will target our house or not. the wounded arrived at the hospital, and across the border as many as 5,000 reservists called up. thousands of military vehicles and troops massing, all ahead of a possible ground operation. >> more people on the fire now. this is the police, we have to protect. again, again. let's go. let's go. >> abc news, new york. >> ama: rebel forces in syria have reportedly taken control of an airport along the bored irwith iraq. opposition fighters have overrun th
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00am PST
itself. a hamas record aimed at he will -- tel aviv was intercepted by israel's so-called iron dome missile defense system. israel also said it's targeted hamas military leader with air strikes. a air strikes hit media centers in the gaza strip today. meanwhile israeli leaders called up 75,000 reservists for the ongoing conflict. those are the headlines. good morning america will have more coverage from the middle east coming up at 7:00. [chanting] >> this is a display of some of the anger over the bombing in gaza is on display in san francisco. a pro-palestinian anti-israeli crowd rallied in front of the israeli consulate last night. you see them there marching down market street. they were yelling "while you are shopping, bombs are dropping. the rally was peaceful. more demonstrations are expected today and tomorrow. >>> some local families are working to find a common solution. abc7 news reporter shows how bay area jews and palestinians are getting together to work toward peace. >> escalating violence in gaza has prevented her from getting any rest in the last few days. >> if i w
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
since the cease-fire between israel and hamas. secretary of state clinton and egypt's foreign minister brokered the deal to end eight days of violence the worst fighting in years. for palestinians it means no more israeli airstrikes or hamas leaders assassinated in gaza for israel a stop to rocket fire from gaza, today the deal clouds negotiations to open border and allow people and goods to move freely. >>> back here neighbors of a disabled san francisco man have stepped up to find his stolen service dog. while he was getting dialysis, somebody broke his truck's window grabbed his dog lola. rob suffers from crohn's dis's and was just diagnosed with cancer, he says lola was one of the bright stops -- spots in his life. >> she was wonderful from the first day, the most affectionate, sweetest, nicest, companion you could have. >> neighbors have stepped up, they've offered a $3,000 reward to help find lola. they handed out fliers and knocked on doors looking for her. >>> berkeley police need your help catching a serial cigarette thief. they hope someone will recognize this man an
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